For all of you who have walked the dangerous path between our house and the neighbors' and back again and were afraid you might fall into the pit, there is good news. First, neighbor Dianne saw to it that we had an actual stone path between our back decks. Then Dean put in a railing.
Latest Yoga move: the contortionist carpenter
Begin with knees slightly bent and tongue stuck out.
Balance on side of pit you are trying to protect.
Wrap self around post maintaining balance.
Bend forward with only one knee touching the ground,
press shoulder into post and maneuver post base.
Lie down and insert screw into bracket.
Return to standing position, hold tightly to rail, and smile.
There you have it: the contortionist carpenter.